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Bloc Against Islam leader charged with hate speech

25-11-2015 15:35 | Jan Velinger

Martin Konvička, photo: CTK The head of the Bloc Against Islam Martin Konvička has been charged with inciting hatred toward a group of people based on their religious beliefs. Most recently, the anti-Islam activist attended a rally in support of President Milos Zeman appearing onstage alongside the president on Nov 17th. The charge, according to reports, is however not related to his speech last week, but to incendiary statements several years ago.   More

Putting the bowl out for charity

25-11-2015 15:35 | Ruth Fraňková

The first Czech edition of the international charity project Empty Bowls, aimed to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger, will take place at Prague’s Café Jedna this Saturday. People can come and buy a bowl of soup and do a good deed at the same time.   More


Buoyant Czech antiques market takes new directions

25-11-2015 13:34 | Chris Johnstone

Antique market, photo: CTK The Autumn edition of Prague’s flagship antique market has just finished with exhibitors of high priced paintings, glassware, militaria, and furniture in buoyant spirits on the hopes of high spending Czechs and foreigners coming through the doors. The optimism is fuelled by the fact that many Czechs apparently feel that they have a bit of cash to spare on an antique purchase as leaving the cash in the bank gives a poor return. And foreign buyers too seem to believe that there are bargains and investments to be found.   More

In Focus

Supermarket stereotypes targeted by food waste campaigners

24-11-2015 15:52 | Ruth Fraňková

Gleaning, photo: archive of Zachraň jídlo The average European throws out around one hundred kilos of foodstuffs every year, and the Czech Republic is no exception. For several years now, an initiative called Zachraň Jídlo or Save Food has been trying to prevent the enormous waste as well as...  More

Current Affairs

Think before you troll: Campaign shows real victims of hate comments

24-11-2015 15:25 | Ian Willoughby

Photo: archive of Hate Free Culture project A freshly launched online campaign aims to curb trolling on the Czech internet. Actual comments – including those wishing all kinds of deaths on gays, Muslims and members of other minorities – are superimposed on photos of 40 or so targets of such venom...  More

‘Last post’ for Prague newspaper legend

24-11-2015 15:25 | Ruth Fraňková

After nearly 25 years of existence, the life span of the Czech capital’s main English language newspaper, the Prague Post, seems to have come to a close. According to the website mediar.cz, the paper’s owner has filed for insolvency following poor...  More

Sports News

Sports News

23-11-2015 16:01 | Ian Willoughby

Slovan Liberec - Sparta Prague, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Sparta slip off top of table after over three months after Congo’s Delarge gives Liberec 1:0 win; new leaders Plzeň and Sparta prepare for Europa League action; Sáblíková enjoying best ever start to season, says coach after her latest feats; and Synek named Czech rower of year for sixth time.   More

Sunday Music Show

Tara Fuki and their music of the night

22-11-2015 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: Indies Scope records Sunday Music Show brings you the haunting, dream-like music of the duo Tara Fuki. The two female cellists and singers are hard to categorize saying they bring music from dreams and the subconscious, weaving fragile but powerful creations “as thin as a spiderweb.“   More

Czech Books

Dan Duta: Canned quotes and dead lovers from a Romanian poet in Czech

21-11-2015 02:01 | David Vaughan

Dan Duta, photo: David Vaughan It is not unusual to come across poets writing in English even if it is not their mother tongue. But for a non-native speaker to write poetry in Czech is rare indeed, and some might say bordering on the masochistic, given the fiendish complexities of the Czech language. But the process can also be very rewarding, both for the poet and the reader.   More



21-11-2015 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Photo: CTK In Magazine: the Ship of Fools passes through Prague, the world champ in pull-ups is Czech, breweries are preparing a number of special brews for the Christmas market, meet Ivan, Vasil, Sergei, Igor and Boris, five Russian veterans on the road and Czech...  More

Letter from Prague

Many different November 17 demonstrations, worlds apart

21-11-2015 02:01 | Chris Johnstone

Photo: CTK There were supposed to have been around 17 demonstrations in Prague on the November 17 state holiday to commemorate the start of the students’ protest that sparked the Velvet Revolution and the fall of Communism.   More


“Theatre Night” promises exciting behind-the-scenes look at theatre productions

20-11-2015 15:37 | Jan Velinger

Photo: Official Facebook page of Theatre Night Saturday, November 21, sees the return of Theatre Night in the Czech Republic. In its third year, the countrywide event promises visitors, including families with children, a thrilling look at how theatres are run and productions staged. For anyone attracted to the theatre stage, this is an event not to be missed.  More

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